Easy Early Holiday Crafts and Decorations

It seems to me that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier every year.  No sooner have we packed away our Halloween costumes than the streets are decorated for the holidays, the store decorations are up and the radio is playing Silent Night.  The wait is long for children and it is not easy to […]

Santa FAQs

My Kids are starting to ask questions about Santa this year.  I have had to do some quick thiniking on my feet to make sure that they continue to believe.  Here is my list of Santa FAQs How can Santa fly around the world and deliver all those presents in just a few hours? Santa […]

Host a Holiday Party for Kids

Gingerbread House Making Raise the roof … with a gingerbread house-making party. Great news for gingerbread enthusiasts!  Loblaws / Great Canadian Superstores sell premade houses complete with icing bags and candies. Partygoers can let their imaginations go wild.  When complete, you simply package up their creations in the boxes they came in.  Be sure to […]

Holiday Mom Savers

 Christmas Morning Make Ahead Recipes     BUTTERMILK COUNTRY CARROT CAKE   Packed with wholesome Ontario Carrots, carrot cake always makes a great after-school snack.  This easy stir-together is chock full of carrots, iron-rich raisins and low-fat buttermilk.   Preparation Time:            30 minutes Baking Time:                   1 hour Serves 12 to 16   2/3 cup (150 […]

Crafts with Christmas Cookie Cutters

Make your own wrapping paper.  Dip cookie cutters into paint and press them onto craft paper.  I like to use the big roll from Ikea, $4.99 for meters of fun. Trace the cutters onto sponges. Cut out the sponges and sponge paint a Christmas scene. Take photos from previous years, glue them to magnetic paper […]

Introducing Remembrance Day Music: A Musical Journey for Kids

Remembrance Day is a time when we pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by countless individuals during times of conflict. It’s a day of gratitude and remembrance, and it’s essential to impart its significance to the younger generation. One powerful way to do this is through the magic of music. Remembrance Day music, including […]

Discovering Remembrance Day Through Engaging Books for Kids

When it comes to teaching children about the significance of Remembrance Day, books are a powerful tool. They not only help kids understand the historical importance of this day but also encourage them to ask questions, sparking meaningful conversations. One fantastic book that captures the essence of Remembrance Day is “Proud as a Peacock, Brave […]

Poppy Craft

Creating these poppies is a breeze! Start by painting two coffee filters. We used a red bingo marker, which worked really well for giving the filter a vibrant red color. Just a few dots of marker paint can cover a lot of ground, as the filter quickly absorbs and spreads the color. Keep in mind […]

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